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2016 Report

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1st July

Another hot and sunny day but already some signs of autumn migration with 31 Sand Martins moving south and out to sea. An adult Mediterranean Gull was feeding at the Patch.

A Grey Seal was feeding offshore.

An improvement in the moth trapping produced 20 Diamond-backed Moths, a single Sussex Emerald and this Privet Hawk-moth. One Common Emerald damselfly was found at the Long Pits.
Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri   Dungeness   1st July 2018
The vegetation is now starting to look very dry but the nationally scarce Red Hemp-nettle is now flowering well. 

Red Hemp-nettle Galeopsis angustifolia   Dungeness   1st July 2018